7 November 2019
Exhibition Road doors open at 6.00pm.
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
From £12.50 per person Book by 15 October for earlybird rate.
From the first moving footage of the mountain, captured by John Noel in 1922, to the celebrations surrounding the successful ascent in 1953, join us for an evening which celebrates the films and film-makers who brought us the first dramatic moving images of Mount Everest, introduced by Chris Bonington.
David Hogg demonstrates how the investigation of an ivory casket, held at the V&A, leads to fundamental questions on the ivory trade and the future of African and Asian elephants.
7 October 2019
Alexander tells the fascinating story of Wilfred Thesiger’s classic book, and the inspirations and preparations for Thesiger’s exploration of the Empty Quarter and surrounding deserts.
21 October 2019
Our speakers consider how reframing and re-contextualising post-colonial histories through photography and archival activation may promote remembering, dialogue and reconciliation in East Africa.
28 October 2019
From the Arctic to the Antarctic via the Sahara and the Central Lakes of Africa, these watches were used by almost all the well-known explorers of the period including Joseph Thomson, Ernest Shackleton and Col. P Fawcett.
4 November 2019
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